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Tayamen completes basic training


Tayamen completes basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Tyler N. Tayamen has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills.

Tayamen is the son of Connie Tayamen of Mountain View. He is a 2011 graduate of Waiakea High School.

VFW hosts chicken dinner Friday

A fundraising chicken dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Makala Boulevard. Johnny Shot will provide entertainment. Dinner is $10 and there is a $5 cover charge for the band.

For more information call 326-5675.

Bridge results

Results of American Contract Bridge League play at Kona Bridge Club:

March 3: Placing first north/south were J.Willard Wiliams and John (Jack) Buchanan; second, Marlene Sabo and Carol Richards. East/west first winners were Kathy Golitzen and Peter Mitchellopolis; second, Shirley Decker and Sharon Bolton.

March 6: Saul Agranoff and Stuart Whittle took first north/south. Second place winners were Richard Gittelman and Dean Jenkins. East/west first were Allan Young and Richard Robbins; second, Kathy Golitzen and Mary Dee Overton.

March 7: North/south first went to Carol Richards and Susan Lee; second, Marilynn Bass and Chuck Clark. East/west: first were Pat Ingoglia and Susan Savage; second, Shirley Decker and Rab Puri.

March 10: Taking first north/south were Kathy Golitzen and Peter Mitchellopolis; second, Sara Ito and Robert Bailey. East/west first place winners were Daisy Vandenburgh and Winnie Wetterhall; second, Marilynn Bass and Chuck Clark.

March 13: Jean and Robert Cole placed first north/south. Susan Brown and Patricia Bauman placed second. East/west first place winners were Carol Richards and Susan Lee; second, J.Willard Williams and John (Jack) Buchanan.

March 14: Coming in first north/south were Audrey Mitchell and Shaon Bolton; second, Lynn Puri and Jean Cole. East/west first place winners were J. Willard Williams and John (Jack) Buchanan. Taking second were Marilynn Bass and Chuck Clark.

For the schedule of games, call 443-7708.

Farmers union hosts potluck

Hawaii Farmers Union United Kona Chapter will sponsor a “Locavore Potluck” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Buddha’s Cup Coffee Farm, 78-1377 Bishop Road in Holualoa.


Bob Shaffer of Soil Culture Consulting will speak on the importance of compost in a healthy agriculture system, and Steve Bess of West Hawaii Mediation Center will discuss the new agriculture mediation program.

Attendees should bring a dish to share.